Nebraska beat some SEC heavyweights to land Caleb Tannor.
The pass rusher from Lithonia, Georgia, announced his intention Wednesday to sign with the Huskers instead of Florida, Auburn, Ole Miss or Mississippi State. Tannor had visited Auburn, Florida and Nebraska in January but held off on a decision until national signing day.
He made that decision known during a ceremony at Miller Park High School, which had seven players signing with football programs Wednesday.
Tanner was the big name, a consensus four-star recruit ranked No. 328 overall and No. 19 at his position, according to the 247Sports composite.
He’ll likely fit as an outside linebacker in Nebraska’s defense. The Huskers signed pass rushers David Alston and Tate Wildeman in December. Defensive end Casey Rogers made his commitment official when he signed early Wednesday morning.
The Huskers also entered signing day as a finalist for outside linebacker Javontae Jean-Baptiste out of New Jersey, though Ohio State seemed to be the favorite.
Nebraska did land Tannor, though, and he is the second recruit from Georgia to pick the Huskers, following receiver Katerian Legrone, who signed in December. Nebraska hadn’t signed a player from Georgia since 2015 when it landed Mohamed Barry and Aaron Williams.
New NU tight ends coach Sean Beckton was one of NU’s lead recruiters for Tannor. He has extensive recruiting ties in the Atlanta area and will lead the Huskers’ charge back into the state.
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